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Panic is About to Set into the North Carolina Azalea Festival!

WILMINGTON, NC – Panic is about to set in here in the Port City. The highly acclaimed and devotedly followed Southern rock band, Widespread Panic, will take the stage for two nights during the 2014 North Carolina Azalea Festival. The concerts will take place again this year at the outdoor stage on the downtown campus…
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2014 Children’s Art Contest Applications Available Now!

Artwork is now being accepted for the 2014 Children’s Art Contest. Artwork is being accepted in two divisions: Elementary School (K-5) and Middle School (6-8). The winning artist in both divisions will receive tickets to Festival events, attend the Governor’s Press Conference in Raleigh to meet the Governor, rides in the Azalea Festival Parade, and…
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North Carolina Azalea Festival Wins Top Pinnacle Awards at the International Festival and Events Association

“We are thrilled to win such prestigious awards. It goes to show that all the hard work our volunteers are doing to expand and modernize the festival is paying off,” says the 2014 North Carolina Azalea Festival President Stephen E. Coble. “We have grown from a small festival to a premier can't-miss event. We are excited about what's to come for the Azalea Festival in the years ahead."
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2013 North Carolina Azalea Festival – Southern Charm in Full Bloom

For 66 years the North Carolina Azalea Festival has been a showcase of Wilmington’s beauty, grace, and entertainment. Check out the 2013 North Carolina Azalea Festival…Southern Charm in Full Bloom! Azalea Festival, Part 3 from Blueberry Creative on Vimeo.
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Watch Part Two of the Festival’s New Video

Be sure to watch this great video about the Festival, it is the second video produced about the Festival. Great job by Blueberry Fusion. Watch the First Video.    
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Watch Part One of the Festival’s New Video

Be sure to watch this great video about the Festival. It includes footage shot last night at the concert, as well as other footage from this year’s Festival. Great job by Blueberry Fusion. Be on the lookout for another video soon.
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Azalea Festival Pocket Guide by Star News

Download A Pocket Guide Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 11:34 a.m. Last Modified: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 11:34 a.m. Wednesday, April 10 3 p.m. QUEEN’S CORONATION, Riverfront Park, downtown Wilmington. Free. Thursday, April 11 4:30 p.m. COLE BROS. CIRCUS BIG TOP, Wilmington International Airport, $20-$28 7 p.m. LYNYRD SKYNYRD, CFCC, 411 N. Front…
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Making Art: Painting with Paper

Making Art: Painting with Paper        Written by Melissa Slaven Warren, photos by Jason Armond     Saturday, 23 March 2013 Using magazines as her medium, Elizabeth Singletary assembles bits of brightly colored images to tell a story through paper in this year’s signature artwork for the North Carolina Azalea Festival. Some artists enjoy sharing the meaning behind…
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Wilmington’s CVB and the Azalea Festival Celebrate Spring!

66th ANNUAL NORTH CAROLINA AZALEA FESTIVAL CELEBRATES SPRING A springtime tradition since 1948, the 66th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival (April 10-14, 2013) celebrates the rich history, arts, and culture of Wilmington, North Carolina’s historic river district and the island beaches of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach. Each year in April when the…
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Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars!

COMING TO THE NC AZALEA FESTIVAL IN WILMINGTON APRIL 11 – 14 The 129th Edition of Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars features all the acts and attractions that make this classic, American circus a favorite, family tradition.  Amazing animals featured in the 2013 performance include Asian elephants, featuring Baby Val, Princess Vicenta and her…
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